The Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre Experience
WHEN CANADA’S CAPITAL is your destination, consider the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre to house your group or to host an event. The Centre is a fully integrated, residential facility, situated on 2.6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and offers accommodations and services for visiting groups, meeting or holding special events in the Greater Ottawa area.
Let Us Personalize Your Experience!
- 150 dormitory-style beds
- 6 private bedrooms equipped with computers,TVs, and high-speed Internet access
- Fully accessible facilities
- 24-hour, on-site security
- 200-seat dining hall
- Nutritious and varied menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, prepared by an Executive Chef
- 6 fully-equipped meeting rooms
- Fully-equipped executive conference room
- Indoor multi-purpose activity room
- Games room with table tennis and other equipment
- Lounge with TV, DVD player, musical instruments, board games and more
- Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rink, sports fields
- 29-workstation Internet Café
- Convenience store and vending machines
- Coin-operated laundry facilities
- On-site parking
Lodging + 3 home-cooked cafeteria meals per day:
Dorms: $58/day per person + tax
Private room: $68/day per person + tax
Dorms: $32 per day per person + tax
Private room: $42 per day per person + tax
Home-cooked cafeteria meals only:
Breakfast - $6.50
Lunch - $9.50
Dinner - $13.00
*Obtain rates for your personalized experience. Whether you are looking for meeting space or planning an extravaganza, we will work with you to meet your needs. Contact us today to get your personalized quote!
Regardless of your event needs, our professional staff will work with you. The following special services are available. Tell us what works for you, and we will provide you with an individual quote!
In-house travel agency - transportation
Let us take care of your travel needs. Bytown Travel is on site, and can make your travel reservations and issue tickets. We can also coordinate local transportation for your group.
In-house kitchen & staff
We offer professional food preparation and service, meals for special dietary restrictions, menu planning, boxed lunches, food and wine selection for cocktails/banquets, pastries/cakes, gourmet fare and more!
Event planning - communications
We can provide professional event coordination, promotion through our educational networks, speech-writing and communications advice.
Let us plan/coordinate your cultural/educational trips, sports/leisure activities, and visits to local tourist attractions. Our professionals from diverse sectors can also help you develop your conferences, workshops, teaching materials, and more.
Printers, laptops, video and digital cameras, and more are available on site.
On duty one hour daily in infirmary (upon request).
The Centre is located in a trendy, east-end residential neighbourhood, a 10-minute drive from both downtown Ottawa and the VIA Rail Terminal, and a 20-minute drive from the Ottawa International Airport.
Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre
1805 De Gaspé Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1K 0A4
Toll free: 1-800-361-0419
"Participating in Encounters with Canada has allowed me to exercise my social skills. It has also inspired me to consider becoming a science teacher. I have always had a passion for learning and this week has allowed me to discover the various provinces and territories of Canada in a whole new way."
"The Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre is a positive, caring environment, nurtured by people who are obviously dedicated to provide the participants and teacher-monitors with the best possible experience. It was great to be surrounded by positive, supportive individuals who seemed happy to help."
"This program is an experience I will never forget. The food was excellent, the teacher-monitors were so kind, and all the other participants were amazing!"
"I learned how to play Kin-Ball, Ultimate Frisbee and the girls won tug of war over the boys every time! It’s crazy how close you can get to a complete stranger within a couple days! This experience is all about getting out of your comfort zone, starting the conversation first and being happy.”
"At the Centre this week, I felt very welcomed and cared for by the staff members. The environment is full of enthusiasm and energy, it makes me feel amazing. I have learned new things from the activities and presentations, but also from the free time I have spent with my peers."